|Friday 25th June 2021|
|15:30- 16:30 GMT+1||Behavior as a tool for assessment and management of cat arthritis||Margaret Gruen|
Dr. Gruen is originally from Chicago, and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She then went to North Carolina State University and completed her internship and a residency in Veterinary Behavioral Medicine. After her residency, she served on the faculty at North Carolina State University before deciding to complete her PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences with a project focused on the assessment of pain in cats with degenerative joint disease. She then left NC State to go to Duke University for a post-doctoral position in the Evolutionary Anthropology department, and served as a co-Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center. In 2018, she returned to NC State as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine.
Dr. Gruen is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, and her clinical service is dedicated to seeing patients with behavioral disorders. Her research program focuses under the umbrella of human-animal interaction – how animals communicate through their behavior and how we understand and quantify those behaviors. This includes a focus on the quantification of pain, and the effects of pain on aspects of daily life including activity, anxiety, and cognitive function.